The Zoryan Institute announced Wednesday that its work will be featured in the “Global Heroes” section of three of Canada’s largest daily newspapers this week. The Institute will be highlighted for its ongoing dedication to genocide education in the Friday, Dec. 9 issue of the Toronto Star and the Saturday, Dec. 10 issues of the Globe and Mail and the National Post.
“The Institute is pleased to have its work featured in this week’s edition of ‘Global Heroes,’ as the world celebrates the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime, which marks the anniversary of the signing of the 1948 Genocide Convention, and Human Rights Day,” the Toronto-based organization said in a press statement.
Established in 1982, the Zoryan Institute and its subsidiary, the International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, is the first non-profit international centre devoted to the research and documentation of contemporary issues, with a focus on Genocide, diaspora, and homeland.
“Global Heroes” aims to connect its readers to uplifting stories and highlight the inspirational efforts of everyday people and groups working diligently together towards practical solutions to global problems.
The featured piece highlights the Zoryan Institute’s delivery of education programs and scholarly activities promoting equity, inclusion, anti-hate, non-discrimination, and social justice. The Institute’s high school programming, teacher training, Genocide and Human Rights University Program (GHRUP), and globally recognized academic journals, Diaspora: A Journal of Transnational Studies and Genocide Studies International (GSI), are just some of the Institute’s initiatives aiming to raise awareness about genocide and other gross violations of human rights and build a global community of informed citizens dedicated to promoting respect for diversity, dignity, and human rights.